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For a brief period, my husband was involved in a partnership that fell apart when his partner became ill. Because of that illness, we were not able to complete all of the partnership's contracts. When I look back, I don't understand why we made it a partnership in the first place. It's not as if I didn't know better. I suppose we used the partnership form because both men had known each for many years, had worked together on other projects before, had approximately the same skill levels, and brought roughly the same assets and number of contacts to the business. In other words, they seemed equals, so why not be equal partners? However, we should have